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Fall 2021 – Virtual Virginia Applications Now Available for Elementary Students

Dr. Cotton presented the instructional plan for the 2021-22 school year at the April 19, 2021 School Board Meeting. While the primary mode of instruction for ALL grade levels will be full-time in-person learning, Chesapeake will continue to offer virtual learning opportunities by application only. Families at the elementary and middle school levels who would like to apply for virtual learning will be required to make a full-year commitment to Virtual Virginia. Applications are now available on our website.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Anthony Perry at or returned to the school in person. Hard copies of the application are available by request in our main office.

2020-2021 Teacher of the Year – Mrs. O’Neal

Michelle O'Neal Teacher of the YearMichelle O’Neal is committed to providing all faculty and staff with a strong technology foundation. With a great passion for teaching  technology, O’Neal works hard to ensure our faculty and staff understand how to integrate technology with core subject areas to promote critical thinking in students. She received her teaching license from Old Dominion University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.  After five years as an elementary teacher in Chesapeake Public Schools, she transitioned to our Technology Integration Specialist, where she works with a group of amazing and creative teachers.

Please Welcome Our New Principal, Anthony Perry

Anthony Perry


On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to welcome our new principal, Mr. Anthony Perry.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary (TME) has a longstanding tradition of excellence. Our administration and staff is committed to providing a safe learning experience geared toward student success.

At TME, we provide engaging learning activities which enable our students to become life-long learners. Our staff and administration are committed to ensuring that our students develop the tools to succeed and learn the skills necessary to be positive, responsible contributors to the community. At TME, Together we will Meet Excellence!